Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090384 Mar 4, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Haven't heard much from azzhole Charlie Gibson as of late. IMHO, his ratings plummeted after he went after Palin in the interview. He behaved and acted so brutishly stupid during that piece that I was taken aback by it. I had never up until that point seen Charlie Gibson act like a complete jerk. I did that day and I, along with many other folks, have never forgotten it.
To a certain extent, that moment was a telling one for me concerning Liberal Media and its cold, calculating and callous mindset toward anyone who isn't a Socialist.
Smiling faces can kill.
Funny stuff. Blaming Sarah Palin's display of stupidity was obviously the fault of the interviewers.
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1090385 Mar 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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yeah, screw the Jews....
the modern US cares only about blacks and homosexulas......
Not to worry idiot, the odds are they will screw you first.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090386 Mar 4, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Russia supplies most of the gas and oil to the EU and the old satellite countries. There will be no sanctions.
Russia also needs that income for their economy.
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1090387 Mar 4, 2014
Grampy wrote:
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Looks like Nurse Ratched relented and gave you back your laptop.
Who you like in the NCAA March Madnesses?
First. Don't be bad mouthing my nurse or I will have her relocated to your senior center. As far as the March Madness ..Way to tough this year to say, how about a dark horse like Villanova.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090388 Mar 4, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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If you weren't so blatantly stupid and filled with obsessed hatred you would know that what you just posted is a flat "LIE", the Swift boat liars were basically a political group organized to discredit Kerry, most never served with him, and most everyone that did spoke highly of him and his service. You are a liar and show no respect for our military. You are one disgusting lowlife, a pretender and a person with obvious psychological issues.
So, everyone in Kerry's unit is part of a conspiracy to repeat the same lie about Kerry, and Kerry is the only one telling the truth?
You're not one of those conspiracy nuts, are you?

Kerry has been proved a liar over and over again. Shall we go over the indisputable lies Kerry spewed slandering veterans again when he joined that bunch of frauds pretending to be Vietnam veterans that called themselves "Vietnam Veterans Against the War"? Shall we go over the statements from Kerry's commanding officer and everyone in his unit again?

Here's what the world sees: The President of the United States is a pathological lying fraud. The Secretary of State of the United States is a pathological lying fraud.
And, somehow, these two pathological lying fruads aren't tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. Instead, they are placed in the positions that represent the United States to the world.
And you probably wonder why Zimbabwe has more credibility in the world than the United States today.
You're an idiot.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090389 Mar 4, 2014
The Obama administration is preparing to announce a new delay in the health care law's implementation that would allow insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare's minimum coverage requirements, The Hill reported.

President Obama, under pressure over widespread health plan cancellations, offered a solution in November allowing Americans to keep their current insurance policies for another year, even if their plans didn't meet the minimum standards.

The latest delay, expected to be announced as early as next week, would allow insurers to continue selling insurance plans that would otherwise be banned under the law, The Hill reported late Monday, citing insurance industry sources.

It is unclear how long the extension will be, though one unidentified source told the publication it could last to the end of Obama's second term, and possibly beyond.

The extension would ease pressure on Democratic candidates in the midterm elections by avoiding another wave of health policy cancellations expected this fall.

"I don’t see how they could have a bunch of these announcements going out in September,” a health insurance industry consultant told The Hill. "Not when they’re trying to defend the Senate and keep their losses at a minimum in the House. This is not something to have out there right before the election."

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who faces a tough re-election fight in Louisiana, has introduced a bill that would force insurance companies to reinstate canceled policies that Obama repeatedly vowed that Americans would be able to keep.

Democrats have struggled to defend the Affordable Care Act, especially vulnerable Senate incumbents whose fate could decide majority control.

Last week, House Republican leaders held a discussion session on putting together a viable alternative to ObamaCare. The session, which produced no legislation, comes in an election year in which the GOP sees the unpopular law as their ticket to political victory in November.

Republicans who have derided Obama's law have voted some 50 times to repeal, gut or change the Affordable Care Act, but they've been unable to unify around a credible alternative.

The House is slated to vote this week on a measure that targets one element of the law, eliminating the penalty for individuals who fail to sign up for health care insurance.

Some insurers, meanwhile, have expressed dismay over the administration's changes to the law since its glitch-ridden rollout in October. One industry executive told The Hill the changing deadlines make it difficult to price health plans.

“These stops and starts make it very difficult because we set rates based on predictive modeling," the executive said.“When you change the rules, it has a detrimental impact on your ability to calculate your risk pool and your prices."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This loser law and it's waste of space president needs to go before any more harm is done!!!!!!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090390 Mar 4, 2014
RadioShack To Close Up To 1,100 Stores
The struggling retailer plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the United States after reporting a huge drop in sales over the holiday shopping season.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090391 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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So, you are sticking with the scenario where everything was great & then day day, it collapsed.
Housing started to decline 2006.
Recession started December 2007
The TARP announcement was merely when Bush could no longer hide the impending doom caused by hosing & the recession because he needed that 750 billion.
Unbelievable. Try again, moron. Here's the facts again.

There are no quotes from Bush in the post. The only thing in the post are the facts of history.
July 14, 2008: Barney Frank characterizes future prospects of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as "solid".
Seemingly every day for about month, a different legendary financial company teetered on collapse. Stocks recorded some of their most dramatic drops in history, including the Dow's epic 778-point drop on Sept. 29 -- the biggest ever single-day slide.
You need to work on your ability to read and comprehend the written English language. I'll give you a hint where your ability to do that is woefully inadequate: "...collapsed our economy...." which occurred on September 29, 2008, after two years (fuck you) oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse.
Now, try to answer the post again. Here it is for your convenient reference:

Would that be the recession caused by the Democrats' Marxist CRA program that collapsed our economy after two years of oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse, moron?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090392 Mar 4, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
Have you forgotten who was president when the big surge and the influx of American GI/s occurred? Was it not LBJ?
Thank you LBJ.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Guess what. LBJ was wrong in Vietnam. JFK was wrong & so was Eisenhower.

We could have prevented Vietnam by just allowing/helping it to be independent after WWII.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090393 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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When are you right whiners going to admit all of that is due to the Bush recession?
Would that be the recession caused by the Democrats' Marxist CRA program that collapsed our economy after two years of oversight by Democrats Dodd and Frank, from whom we heard a constant stream of lies right up to the collapse, moron?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1090395 Mar 4, 2014
Grampy wrote:
March 2012:
Obama:'This is my last election. And after my election, I have more flexibility.'
Medvedev:'I understand you. I transmit this information to Vladimir'"
'More flexibility' must translate to Russian as WEAKER!
What happened to your sense of humor old timer? Sounds like you might be dealing with a bout of cabin fever.

The 150,000 Russian troops who were bivouacking near the Ukrainian border are being sent home. There is no support for military action against Ukraine, Putin has painted himself into a corner and his media (propaganda) campaign is failing miserably due to social networking.

Once again you've backed the loser.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090396 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Russia also needs that income for their economy.
It's called "capitalism". You should learn a little about it.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090397 Mar 4, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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what if those who were denied loans because of insufficient finances were overwhelmingly black and Hispanic???...
It did not matter.

Banks got caught loaning money to white & not blacks when they had equivalent finances.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090398 Mar 4, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
"DBWriter comes off as a sane thinking individual. You come off as a troll, an asskisser for your hero the boy president, nobama. You are just a liberal trill. In a word a frickin wacko.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Eed said: "DBWriter comes off as a sane thinking individual"

hahahahahahahahahaha

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090399 Mar 4, 2014
Obama 2015 budget focuses on boosting economy

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WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans' incomes. It also underscores how pressure has faded to launch bold, new attacks on federal deficits.

Obama's 2015 fiscal blueprint, which he is sending Congress Tuesday, was expected to include proposals to upgrade aging highways and railroads, finance more pre-kindergarten programs and enhance job training. The White House said it would also enlarge the earned income tax credit to cover 13.5 million low-earning workers without children, expand the child care tax credit for some parents and make it easier for workers to contribute to Individual Retirement Accounts.

A revamping of corporate income taxes and higher tobacco levies would help pay for some of the initiatives.

White House aides say Obama's blueprint would obey overall agency spending limits enacted in December that followed a pact between Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the heads of the House and Senate budget committees.

Yet Obama will propose an additional package of $56 billion in spending priorities, the aides say, half for defense and half for domestic programs. It would be fully paid for by cutting spending and narrowing tax loopholes, such as boosting collections from U.S. firms doing business overseas, they said.

That package, like much of the president's plan, seemed sure to draw catcalls from Republicans. Their recipe for accelerating economic growth includes cutting taxes or overhauling the entire tax code, and they criticize higher spending as wasteful.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1090400 Mar 4, 2014
flack wrote:
RadioShack To Close Up To 1,100 Stores
The struggling retailer plans to close up to 1,100 stores in the United States after reporting a huge drop in sales over the holiday shopping season.
OMG OMG Where will we buy batteries and cable splitters now?
On the bright side those stores are a perfect fit for cell phone, we buy gold stores and wig shops.
Grey Ghost

Aroda, VA

#1090401 Mar 4, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You're running away again....
The President of the United States ordered the Armed Forces of the United States to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
Mission accomplished.
Tell the Armed Forces they accomplished their mission.
I'm betting you're so indoctrinated with hatred of the US Armed Forces, you can't make yourself acknowledge fact.
Congratulate the US Armed Forces for a mission accomplished.
You are a total nutcase, we accomplished nothing but getting over 4,000 of the men and women that you profess to care about, another 20,000 casualties along with wasting a few trillion dollars? If all we wanted was Saddam idiot we could have done that with one well guided missile or drone. Iraq was and will be forever a total blunder concocted by two total imbeciles [ now there's a word you should be familiar with] Our soldiers always perform admirable, but to be used shamelessly like in Iraq is not to be admired. Only a total moron[which again you are more than qualified in that area] could possible condone that action.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1090402 Mar 4, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Guess what. LBJ was wrong in Vietnam. JFK was wrong & so was Eisenhower.
We could have prevented Vietnam by just allowing/helping it to be independent after WWII.
Sometimes I just can't believe how ignorant you pretend to be. Here's the history of Vietnam after World War II again:

It was decided at the Potsdam Conference the Chinese army would monitor the removal of the Japanese army from the northern portion of Vietnam, and the British army from the southern portion of Vietnam. After the Japanese army was removed, the British left Vietnam. The Chinese refused to leave.
Ho Chi Minh goes to Paris and asks the French to return to Vietnam to remove the Chinese army. The French return to Vietnam and bring elections with them, and the Chinese army leaves.
Ho Chi Minh starts a war against the French.
Ho Chi Minh asks the Soviet Union to supply his army. The Soviet Union agrees. Ho Chi Minh made Vietnam part of the Cold War. The communists defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu. The French leave Vietnam.
The Soviet Union petition the UN to divide Vietnam into two countries. The UN agrees. Vietnam is divided into two countries, a heavily militarized communist dictatorship North Vietnam, and a weakly militarized South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh invades Laos and Cambodia and uses the communist occupied territories there to stage invasions of South Vietnam.
South Vietnam asks the United States for help defending itself from the communist invasions.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1090403 Mar 4, 2014
With the Democratic-led Senate and GOP-run House gridlocked, much of Obama's plan is likely to go nowhere in Congress or be whittled down. Lawmakers want to avoid anything that would help the other party or hurt their own prospects in this November's elections, when Republicans are expected to retain House control and might capture the Senate majority.

Obama's budget starts what should be a relatively peaceful year on Washington's fiscal front lines. That is because land mines embedded in the budgetary landscape have been defused this time around after cliffhanger, partisan showdowns in recent years.

Instead of the annual fight over spending limits - which last year helped produce a 16-day partial government shutdown - Murray and Ryan's bipartisan compromise set an overall agency spending cap for the next two years. That has eliminated the need for lawmakers to do anything but provide the details in later spending bills, easing the threat of another federal closure.

Also missing this year is a need to extend the government's debt limit, which in the past has sparked battles that threatened economy-jarring federal defaults. Congress has given Treasury authority to borrow money into next March, eliminating a must-pass legislative vehicle that either side might use to make demands.

Obama is delivering his proposal to lawmakers as federal deficits, though still sky-high, have fallen dramatically. Last year's shortfall of $680 billion was far smaller than initially expected and ended a skid of four straight years in which the annual red ink exceeded $1 trillion.

That has made it easier for lawmakers to avoid considering the politically painful tax increases and spending cuts needed to significantly reduce deficits.

Thus, the president's budget will not renew last year's offer - hated by many fellow Democrats - to save money by slowing increases of Social Security benefits. The White House says that plan was advanced only to entice congressional Republicans into deficit-reduction talks and was excluded this year after GOP leaders refused to reciprocate by offering tax increases.

To live within curbs Congress has imposed on agency spending, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon would reduce the Army's size to levels last seen before World War II. The Navy would buy fewer ships and a new round of base closings would begin in three years.

As a result, the extra military spending that Obama is offering would be welcomed by many Republicans.

They have complained that Pentagon coffers have been whittled dangerously as the Iraq war ended and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan has shrunk. Such cries have only amplified in recent days as Russia seized control of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and GOP lawmakers demand that Obama stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But under Obama's budget, the political trade-off for extra defense spending would include beefed-up domestic programs - a step many in the GOP will oppose.

On the domestic side, extra expenditures Obama wants would address Democrats' campaign-year emphasis on closing the income gap between rich and poor.

These would include opening 45 new manufacturing institutes, connecting colleges and private employers and improving Head Start, the preschool program for low-income families.

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Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1090404 Mar 4, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Thanks Dumb Dave.
Saying "you are stupid as shit" is your signature.
Moron.
You might as well just say, hey! I'm DumbDave!
MPD moron.
Tic is kinder. He only said you were as stupid as dh*t.

I say you are dumber than sh*t.

Try to keep up.

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